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Tale of the Tape: UNC-Northwestern

With four games in the books, the sample size is still fairly small but there are a couple of weak spots in UNC's numbers. The foremost among them is the offensive rebounding rate. Last season UNC rebounded 40% of its own misses which was 5th nationally. So far this season that number is 35% which is still in the upper third nationally but not nearly as good as one would expect. (Tar Heel Blog)

Previewing Northwestern

No. 1 North Carolina looks to bounce back from its first loss of the season against Northwestern in the Hall of Fame Classic on Monday. Tip-off at the is at 9:15 p.m. and can be seen on ESPN2. Northwestern enters Monday’s contest with a 3-0 record. The Wildcats have defeated UMass Lowell (79-57), Fairfield (79-72) and Columbia (83-80, OT). (Inside Carolina)

Know Your Opponent: CBE Hall Of Fame Classic

Northwestern: Chris Collins' third team at Northwestern should be his best, with all five starters returning from a team that finished 15-17. Kansas State: Bruce Weber's third season at K-State was undone by an inconsistent offense that couldn't hold on to the ball. Missouri: Carolina and Missouri last met as UNC was on its way to an improbable appearance at the 2000 Final Four. (GoHeels.com)

Charles Scott Joins College Basketball Hall Of Fame

It never occurred to Charlie Scott that he would make history when he accepted a scholarship offer from Dean Smith to play basketball at UNC in the late 1960s. "Being the first black in the South was not something I understood the importance of. Coach Smith understood its significance a lot better than I did," said Scott, who joined his late coach in the College Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday. (GoHeels.com)

Spurs' Danny Green: 'I've got to take the shot'

How difficult is it to stay calm regardless of whether you’re shooting well or badly? Danny Green: It’s not easy. It took me a couple of years to not worry about it so much, and not put so much pressure on it. I just do other things: rebound, play defense, get steals, block some shots, run transition, open up the floor. My job out there is to space the floor, to be a threat." (ESPN.com)

Lucas: Homecoming

There will be two postgame columns about the defeat. One will focus on what happened to the 2015-16 Tar Heels that caused them to lose a 16-point second-half lead on the way to the first defeat of the season. That column will be posted on Sunday. This column is a different one. This column is about why Carolina needed to travel to Northern Iowa in the first place. (GoHeels.com)

UNI exposes UNC’s vulnerability without Paige in spoiled homecoming

Northern Iowa in recent years has become a powerful mid-major and a nuisance to many of the top Power 5 teams. And when UNC was struggling over a horrendous 12-minute stretch in the second half in which it was outscored 29–8, when it needed Marcus Paige to do anything—make a big shot, drive the lane and find a shooter—there was nothing he could do. (Sports Illustrated)

Tar Heels Let Northern Iowa Game Slip Away

Roy Williams placed all the blame on one person after top-ranked UNC's 71-67 loss Saturday to Northern Iowa. "I was very disappointed in me," he said of his coaching effort. "We acted like a team that had not been coached very well. We had a sizable lead and let it slip away. We made a lot of mistakes. Hopefully it will be something we will learn from." (Inside Carolina)

UNC-Northern Iowa: Roy Williams Postgame Quotes & Audio

Roy Williams: “I’m very disappointed in me more so than my team. We acted like a team that had not been coached very well out there. We’ve got a sizable lead, I don’t watch the scoreboard a lot, and they made three straight threes, and we come down and take bad shots or turn it over, and that gave them hope, and then they started making more shots." (Inside Carolina)

Quick takes from UNC's 71-67 loss to Northern Iowa

One of the biggest themes this offseason for Roy Williams and his team was eliminating the second-half struggles that were so common last season. Against Norther Iowa, those struggles resurfaced. During the first half, UNC held the Panthers to 32 points and a 35.7 field goal percentage. But in the second half, UNC allowed Northern Iowa to shoot 48.3 percent. (Daily Tar Heel)

Video: UNC Basketball Falls on the Road to Northern Iowa - Highlights

Despite 25 points from Justin Jackson (9-15 FG, 3-7 3pt FG, 4-4 FT), the Tar Heels fell in a close contest to Northern Iowa 71-67 on November 21, 2015. View Video...

No. 1 North Carolina gets taught a few lessons in upset at Northern Iowa

Paige’s absence hurts more than the Tar Heels realized. It’s not just a matter of outside shooting. The Heels have been better than expected from 3-point range. Nate Britt entered the game shooting 66 percent from 3-point range and Joel Berry II was at 41 percent. What was missing from the Heels' lineup was the big shot-maker. (ESPN.com)

Northern Iowa stuns No. 1 North Carolina 71-67

Wes Washpun scored 21 points and Northern Iowa stunned top-ranked North Carolina 71-67 on Saturday for its first win over the nation's No. 1 team. The Panthers used a 29-8 stretch over 12 minutes of the second half to turn a 50-34 deficit into a 63-58 lead, and held on for the upset. Northern Iowa also got 19 points from Matt Bohannon and 14 points from Paul Jesperson. (Associated Press)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Northern Iowa

The overwhelming takeaway from Saturday's game will be that Carolina still needs work defending the dribble. Wes Washpun, a former AAU teammate of Marcus Paige, sliced through the defense almost at will in the second half on the way to 21 points and eight assists. The Tar Heels eventually ran a double at Washpun with under a minute remaining, but Theo Pinson was whistled for a foul. (GoHeels.com)

Box Score: North Carolina 67, Northern Iowa 71

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 71-67 road loss to Northern Iowa on Saturday. (View Box Score)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 80
Kansas State: 70
Tue, Nov 24 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Maryland
Tue, Dec 1, 9:35 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Davidson
Sun, Dec 6, 6:00 ET ESPNU Tickets

UNC @ Texas
Sat, Dec 12, 5:15 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Wake Forest69
at Rutgers68
at Minnesota89
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(14) Syracuse0-06-0
(7) Duke0-06-1
(24) Louisville0-05-0
(9) North Carolina0-05-1
(10) Virginia0-05-1
(21) Miami0-05-1
Wake Forest0-05-2
Florida State0-04-1
Georgia Tech0-04-2
NC State0-04-2
Notre Dame0-04-2
Virginia Tech0-04-2
Boston College0-03-3

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